Jenny Cane was born in Sri Lanka and has designed for theatre, opera, musical and dance productions in the West End, extensive work in regional repertory, as well as in Europe, North America and Australia.
She has worked for major producers including Lord Lloyd-Webber and Cameron Mackintosh on musicals including Cafe Puccini, Requiem & Variations, Eurovision and Follies, Nine and Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall. Her drama productions in London includeWelcome to Ramallah (Arcola, 2008), Chapter II, The Aspern Papers, The Odd Couple and Three Tall Women.
Jenny Cane’s special talent for music theatre is reflected in her designs for many Sondheim productions including A Little Night Music at the Châtelet, Paris as well as major touring musicals such as The Sound of Music, Pirates of Penzance and Jolson in London, the provinces and abroad.
For English National Opera she lit Eugene Onegin, Der Rosenkavalier,Falstaff, Madam Butterfly, Peter Grimes and The Barber of Seville. She designed the lighting for The Magic Flute in Antwerp and more recently Die Fledermaus and A Night at the Chinese Opera for Scottish Opera and The Turn of the Screw in Macedonia.
Other lighting designs include Our Father at Watford Palace and Les Contes d’Hoffman for Canadian Opera.